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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Lamborn 499 mailing draws attention to loophole in campaign rules

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    A week before his surprisingly close primary election in the 5th Congressional District and during a blackout period barring taxpayer-funded mass mailings, Rep. Doug Lamborn sent a letter from his congressional office touting his work fighting an "overreaching president." The letter,...

  • Colorado Springs ready to move forward on City for Champions after state OKs agreement

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    DENVER - The City for Champions projects got a green light Thursday when the Colorado Economic Development Commission approved the final details of an agreement for 
$120.5 million in state tax incentives for the project over the next 50 years. "It's a significant milestone that we...

  • Colorado Democrats file ethics complaint against Gardner

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Colorado Democratic Party filed a complaint Wednesday with two Congressional ethics committees saying U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, inappropriately included links to his congressional website in campaign materials. "Ethics...

  • Hickenlooper optimistic about fracking task force

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday announced 21 members of a new task force he hopes will be able to resolve the conflict between residents and nearby oil and gas extraction operations like drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "This is one of the most important issues I've ever worked...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn not interested in providing platform for challenger Irv Halter

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's campaign said Monday that the Republican will not debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter as the two face off for the 5th Congressional District seat. "The Congressman will not be providing Mr. Halter with a platform to spread his deceptive rhetoric and...

  • Gov. John Hickenlooper, Bob Beauprez square off in first debate

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION - Gov. John Hickenlooper had his feathers ruffled a little Saturday night when Bob Beauprez brought up some of the governor's recent gaffes. But the Democratic incumbent fired back strong in regards to his opponent's questions about Hickenlooper's statements to...

  • Gardner comes out firing in first debate with incumbent Udall

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION - U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner talked rapidly and aggressively Saturday night in the Republican's effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, and at times the incumbent's slower, deliberate answers came across like he was a deer caught in the headlights. The first debate between...

  • Campaign season kicks off with Club 20 debates on Saturday night

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Politics will be in the air Saturday night in Grand Junction as the traditional start of the campaign season gets underway with debates in two of Colorado's highly competitive races that have drawn national attention. For the first time, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who has held...

  • Gardner launches new ad tying Sen. Udall to Obama

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Congressman Cory Gardner is launching a new television ad today that ties Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall to President Barack Obama who has dwindling approval ratings across the nation. "How often do you agree with Barack Obama?" the new ad asks. "Well, you've got a problem with Sen....

  • Blog: Democratic Governors Association hits back with Beauprez ad

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Democratic Governors Association launched its own negative ad Thursday going after Republican governor candidate Bob Beauprez for his votes while he was a member of Congress. The DGA — a partisan group of governors across the nation — is funding a new political organization set...